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Myers takes personal leave after assault charge

Updated: June 27, 2006, 8:48 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies pitcher Brett Myers will take a leave of absence through the All-Star break, saying he has embarrassed his family and the team with his arrest on charges that he hit his wife in the face.

Myers, Philadelphia's best pitcher, said Tuesday he asked the team for time off so he can "concentrate on this matter and make plans for whatever assistance is appropriate."

He was arrested Friday in Boston and accused of striking his wife on a street not far from Fenway ...

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